Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/18

ATL: Hawks’ Rookies Torched The Cavs (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Making Sense Of LeVert’s Hot Start (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Learning On The Job (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
CHI: Parker-LaVine Defensive Issues (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CLE: Are The Cavs Becoming Too Enamored With Mid-Range Shots?  (from Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com):
DEN: Jokic Has Arrived & The Nuggets Are On Schedule (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
DET: Video Highlights: Blake Griffin’s 50-Point Game (from ESPN):
DET: Can Dwane Casey Get The Pistons Back On Track?  (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
IND: Bogdanovic Is Consistently Scoring  (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: Bradley Has Struggled Offensively As A Clipper (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: Johnathan Williams Introduces Himself With Big OT Performance In Debut (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MEM: MarShon Brooks & The Power Of Persistence (from Jeremy Morris, The Step Back):
NYK: This Was The Hezonja The Knicks Have Been Waiting For (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Don’t Panic About The Thunder…Yet (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
OKC: Shore Up The Defense, Keep Creating Open Shots (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
ORL: Magic: Not Going To Just Lay Down (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHO: Rookie Review: Ayton Vs Dallas (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
SAC: WCS Is Finally Playing To His Strengths (from Richard Ivanoski, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: The Raptors Finally Look Like A Complete Contender  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
UTA: Inside Joe Ingles Career Best Start To The Season (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
G-League “Select Contract”:  A Step Forward, But Not The Answer (from Steve Kyler, Basketball insiders):
Measuring Passing Accuracy: A New Metric (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Players Thriving In New Situations (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
What The Hell Happened To Darius Miles? (from The Players’ Tribune):
Which Teams’ Offenses Are More Modern This Season? (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
Each Top Rookie’s Biggest Flaw (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
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Bob Cousy Reflects On Making Amends With Bill Russell (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Tryggvi Hlinason Working To Become Second Ever Icelander In NBA  (from Sam Riches,  Longreads):

 

The Clippers-Pistons Trade: Special Edition

It seems as if virtually everyone published a “take” on the deal.  Here are some interesting ones:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis PART TWO 10/27/17

Oladipo: Transitioning His Game With Transition Trips to The Line (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Why Blake Griffin Returned To The Clippers (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Q&A: Avery Bradley (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Grizzlies: Dangerous New Team That’s A Lot Like The Old One (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Explaining Denver’s Offensive Struggles (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The Timberwolves’ Defensive Struggles (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
–  Film Room: Laker Defense Tortures Wizards (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue & Gold):
What’s Wrong With The Jazz? (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Nets:  RHJ Played A Big Role In Win Over Cavs (from Nicholas LeTourneau):
Which Teams Have The Cap Space To Compete For Superstar Free Agents?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Lowry: Still Adjusting To Raptors’ New System (from Michael Gragne, sportsnet.ca):
Film Room: Celtics’ Zone Defense Habits (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Al Horford’s Spectacular Defense (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Inside Jayson Tatum’s Wild First Week (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Thursday Night Recap (from AP):
The Nets Are Gaining Respect (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Suns: Winning With Defense (from Craig Grialou, Arizona Sports):
4 Youngsters Using New Situations To Shine (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs’ Answer At PG: LBJ (from Shlomo Sprung, The Comeback):
Jonathan Simmons: Lessons Learned From The Spurs (from John Denton, Magic.com):
GSW 117, TOR 112: The Comeback (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Dubs: Al Attles, Face Of The Franchise (from Brian Witt, warriors.com):
Catching Up With The Sixers’ Euro Stashes (from Jim Adair III, Liberty Ballers):
The “Most Dangerous” Two-Way Contracts (from Chris Reichert, Dime Magazine):
– CBA Encyclopedia: Rookie Scale Contracts (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/17

OKC: Teammates Who Will Benefit Most From Formation Of “Big 3”  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
The Westbrook Roadmap 2.0  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Knicks’ KP Dilemma (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Sixers: The Value Of JJ & RoCo (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Conjures Intriguing 5-Men-Out Alignment  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Jabari Parker Breaks Down Defenders In Transition (from Scott Rafferty):
Grading The Sixers Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
How Anthony Tolliver Can Help The Pistons (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
LeVert Used 1st Real Offseason To Get Seriously Fit (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Why The Jazz Offense Will Be Better Than People Think (from Jared Woodcox, The JNotes):
Dennis Smith, Jr & Backcourt Depth Will Allow Mavs To Do New Things (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Kings: Buddy Hield “Burns To Win” (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Kuzma Continues To Build Off Impressive Summer (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Avery Bradley’s Work Ethic (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
Brad Stevens Continues To Stress Jaylen Bown’s Defense  (from Jay King, MassLive):
RIP: Frank Hamblen Was A Revered NBA Coach (from Andy Amey, TribStar.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: PART ONE 9/20/17

How Teague Can Make KAT Better (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Potential Breakout Players:
 – Nuggets Front Court: Their Best In A Long Time (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Best Case, Worst Case Previews: Lakers, Bucks, Nets (from The Ringer):
Examining Okafor’s Future (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Why Is Avery Bradley’s DRPM So Low? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Kawhi Leonard Is The Spurs’ System (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Nets Are Following The League Trend Toward Positionless Basketball (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Healthy AD & DMC: Playoff Locks? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
How Jameer Nelson Helped Make JJ Redick An NBA Player (from Bob Ford, philly.com):
Harrison Barnes: Building On Last Season’s Success (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
Doncic: Early Favorite For #1 Draft Pick  (from Kevin Pelton/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why Malik Monk Is Still A Mystery (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Making Sense Of DeMar DeRozan (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Grading The Heat Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Aaron Gordon: Finally Ready To Be Magic’s PF (from Tom Rende, NBA Math):
Each Team’s Preseason “Power Index” (from Seth Walder, ESPN):
Why The Jazz’ Two-Way Signings Of Nate Wolters And Eric Griffin Were Perfect (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Nets: Getting Beyond The Lost Picks With Creativity & Development (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
4 Teams In Danger Of Having To Rebuild (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):